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Office of the United Nations 
High Commissioner 
for Human Rights 



UNAIDS 




WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 



World Health Organization, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS, 
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2003 

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or the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights concerning the legal status of any coun- 
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WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data 
HIV/AIDS - stand up for human rights. 

l.HIV infections - psychology 2. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome - psychology S.Prejudice 
4.Human rights 5.Popular works 6.Cartoons 

I. World Health Organization II.UNAIDS III. United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for 
Human Rights. 

ISBN 92 4 159114 5 



Responsible Units: 

Helena Nygren-Krug 

Health and Human Rights Adviser, 

Department of Ethics, Trade, Human 

Rights and Law (ETH) 
Sustainable Development and Healthy 

Environments (SDE) 
World Health Organization (WHO) 
www.who.int/hhr 

Christina Meinecke 

Associate Human Rights Officer 

Anti-Discrimination Unit 

Office of the United Nations High 

Commissioner for Human Rights 

(OHCHR) 
www.unhchr.ch 



Miriam Maluwa 

Law and Human Rights Adviser 
Office of the Director 
Department of Social Mobilisation 

and Information 
Joint United Nations Programme on 

HIVIAIDS (UNAIDS) 
www.unaids.org 

Scenario: 

Ian 6rubb, Bebe Loff , 

Miriam Maluwa, Christina Meinecke, 

Helena Nygren-Krug and 

Tanya Norton. 

Drawings: 

Mohamed Aouamri 



Printed in France. 



Thanks for comments, suggestions and other input: Theresita Bagasao, Colin Bailey, Anjana Bhushan, 
Maria Monica Bolis, Dominique Bush, Alex Capron, Andrew Cassels, Marie-Claude Chartier, Yves Charpak, 
La Chataigneraie School, Nathalie Drew, Fatimah Elawa, Manuela Enwerem, Stu Flavell, Peter Ghys, Asako 
Hattori, Catherine Howse, Robert Husbands, Elena Ippoliti, Gesa Kupfer, B.S.Lamba, Paulo Lyra, David 
Miller, Mono Al-Modhwahi, Lisa Oldring, David Patterson, Annette Peters, Majeda Sabha, Andy Seale, 
Winnie Mpanju - Shumbusho, Lene Wendland, Elena Wright, Isabelle De Zoysa. 



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